I was so tired last night that I forgot to post. This one’s for the 28th and 29th
Thank you for your prayers; we are better. My brother, Sam, however, is hovering on the brink of death from his covid. Please pray for a miraculous recovery.
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.”
Praise be to you, Lord God Almighty, Commander of the hosts of Heaven. To you we give glory and honor and praise, for you, King Jesus, Mighty Father, Holy Spirit, are the most High, the most Wise, the most Powerful, the most Good and the most Holy One.
You are without beginning, without end, without change, without lack, without evil, sin or darkness. You are all that is good, all that is right, all that is positive. You are perfect, you are present, you are powerful.
You are the junction point of opposites; your wisdom is on display as you combine what to us looks like oil and water, or square and circle. You join justice and mercy, truth and grace, holiness and redemption, sovereignty and man’s responsibility. You remain just while having mercy triumph over justice.
You speak the truth, hurtful and condemning as it may be (“…light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil” John 3:19). At the same time you use this truth to open us to the grace of your gospel (“But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God” John 3:21).
You, Lord Jesus, remained holy while becoming sin for us. Only you in your eternal infiniteness could combine such qualities which to us are so different as to be mutually exclusive.
Truly, only you are worthy of obedience in total surrender. It is right to bow down to you in worship, it is right to rise up before you in obedience. Praise be to you, Lord God, King of Glory and Lord of all.
Prayer: “Lord, I so often rely on my own understanding of things, forgetting that you have a much fuller, deeper, longer, higher view of the situation. Help me to rely on you, not my own weak logic. Help me to submit my intellect to your Word. May I value and obey your Word above all. Amen.”